Disclaimer: I have never, nor will I ever, own Harry Potter. Sadly :(
Hermione had never been as scared as she had at that moment. Everything around her was pitch black, and she didn't know where she was. Judging by the mask of the death eater who grabbed her and apparated them away from her duel at the "final" battle, she was probably at Voldemort's headquarters.
From what the order had discovered that would put her in...Malfoy Manor, the home of her worst enemy and school antagonist. She curled up in a ball wondering how she would get out of this one, how would Harry and Ron survive the rest of the war without her? She was the best asset they had. She could solve Dumbledore's riddles in the blink of an eye, and was very skilled at nonverbal wandless magic. She had always had a gift for learning things quickly and had also taught herself occlumency to better protect her brilliant mind.
She cast a non verbal lumos and took in her surroundings. She was in some sort of dungeon in a cell in a corner, and it was damp, freezing, and very quiet. She could hear voices and footsteps on what she assumed were the stairs down to her prison so she quickly cast knox and lay down on the stone slab connected to the wall to pretend she was asleep.
The metal bars creaked open and she could hear two people's footsteps enter her cell. "Well done Draco," the icy voice of Bellatrix Lestrange said. "You have done very well in serving the Dark Lord. He will be pleased with your work in catching the mudblood."
"Thank you aunt Bella I try my best to fulfill the Dark Lord's wishes." He said in a rather bored but respectful tone.
"Yes, now Draco I will show you your first lesson in getting information from worthless prisoners." She took out her wand and Hermione tensed up in fear of what she would do.
"Crucio!" Bellatrix said with venom and hate in her voice.
Every molecule in Hermione's body exploded in pain and fire. She felt like she was being burned to death while simultaneously being ripped apart and run over by a pack of angry elephants.
Bella lifted the curse and the pain stopped leaving her body aching. "Now mudblood tell auntie Trixie where Harry Potter and the Weasley are hiding and you won't have to go through that again."
Her voice was laced with false sugar and Hermione saw right through it despite the ache in her body, she couldn't, no wouldn't, betray her friends. Bellatrix took Draco and put him in front of Hermione.
To him she looked pleading and as much as he tried he couldn't keep the guilt he felt from showing in his eyes. She looked into the stormy grey orbs and saw the apology and regret in them and she let forgiveness show through the pain in her own, chocolate eyes.
He pointed his wand at her and said, "Crucio."
She was engulfed in the horrid fire again and couldn't feel her hands and feet but could feel her consciousness slipping away from her. She could hear screams coming from somewhere and wished they would stop, it didn't register that it was her own scream of pain causing her throat to go raw. Before she succumbed to the sweet blackness sucking her in she saw Malfoy's lips mouth the words, "I'm so sorry Hermione."
A/N: Short I know but this idea wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote it. As for my continued absence from my stories, school had me busy but tomorrow is the last day so , hopefully I will be able to write more. Please let me know what you think and which story you like best. I just like to know these things. Read and Review…or else!